Welcome from Miss Watson.
Wow! What a start! I have absolutely loved spending this week getting to know the children, the staff and the routines of the school. I have certainly been impressed with their knowledge of the Core Values and seeing them put into practice this week.
Year six is a fantastic year for the children and presents many exciting learning opportunities. Autumn 1 is always a busy term as we get well and truly stuck into Year 6; we have lots of exciting learning and we will be looking for the children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude throughout their final year at primary school.
Our first topic this year is ‘Blood Heart’. This is certainly a gory topic and I think will be a clear favourite for both the children and the adults. During this topic the children will be investigating the human body, learning in particular about the circulatory and respiratory systems and about the human skeleton. The children will also have the chance to see a pig’s heart being dissected which it definitely not for the faint hearted!
Throughout the year we will be focusing on the basic skills across the curriculum. We will be encouraging the children to continue developing skills such as handwriting, reading, spelling and mathematics. In English this half term the children will be producing a non-chronological report about the heart. This will link closely to our topic and the class novel ‘pig heart boy’. In maths the focus will be on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
To support the children and let them achieve their full potential, Mrs Kilby will be working with the children to develop their art skills and create some really fantastic pieces. She will work alongside our PE specialist Mr Goddard. The children will have a double session of art one week, followed by a double session of PE the following week. The children will still have a weekly PE session with me and complete the daily mile each afternoon. PE kits should be sent into school on a Monday.
In Year 6 home learning will be issued on a Wednesday and due back in on a Monday. The children will receive English, maths, spelling and reading. This will be brought home in their special home learning bag. Their spelling test will take place on a Monday and they will be expected to read at least 3 times a week. I have stocked the classroom’s reading area with books so the children are able to bring them home and enjoy them with you or on their own.
We look forward to working with you and your child this year. Thank you for your support.
Miss Watson and the upper key stage 2 team